In September 2008, the Police Departments of Middleton, Topsfield, and Boxford, along with the Masconomet Regional School District, created a memorandum of understanding. Each Police Department will provide all compensation and benefits to fund a school resource officer.
This endeavor is obviously beneficial in reducing crime and opening the lines of communication at the regional school. It is my hope that the officers will establish a bond with the students and a relationship that carries outside the school district. We have found that students feel comfortable speaking with law enforcement officers about smaller issues before they become full blown crises.
Goals & Objectives
The goals and objectives of the school resource program are to assist the Masconomet Regional School District in providing a safe learning environment and to improve relationships between law enforcement officers and today's youth. The program also attempts to promote a better understanding of the law enforcement officers' role in society while educating students, parents, and school personnel to build a better community and to provide a role model in the educational system.